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Delboy_Derek

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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 12:05:30 PM

In the U.K. a lot of drivers have moved over to driving diesel engine cars for better economy.
Here is the car I drive in Scotland.

40 + mpg (US gallon size)
Ford Mondeo Estate (Station Wagon)
Engine 1.8 litre TDCI Diesel
0 - 60 > 12 secs
Top speed 125 mph

Location > Hamilton Scotland
Latest gas price today in Hamilton, Scotland = $6.06 / US Gallon size

http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Mondeo
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conley82273
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 4:07:12 AM

Yes I get over 50 mpg on freeway with my cruze diesel best to date is 56.4 mpg
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 3:13:53 AM

johnny2396 sez...
I used to want one, but now the EPA has ruined diesels in the USA. More expensive to maintain than older diesels, and worse fuel economy.

Don't get out much do ya.
Or read much either I see...
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johnny2396
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:57:00 AM

I used to want one, but now the EPA has ruined diesels in the USA. More expensive to maintain than older diesels, and worse fuel economy.

[Edited by: johnny2396 at 7/30/2014 1:58:22 AM EST]
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 5:11:51 AM

No, they stink.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 3:30:07 AM

yes
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:01:57 AM

Yes, I'll consider by comparison.
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:14:01 AM

no
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:54:46 AM

no
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:59:52 AM

yes but 40 cent spread would make me cry
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2amy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:00:16 PM

Yes.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 5:12:52 PM

Yes, & did about a month ago - 2 diff. rentals. One in Ireland & one in Scotland, both getting exceptional mpg (if can believe their computers, as over there they prefer you don't fill up cars before returning because they have cheaper gas ....go figure). One was French with an annoying stop/start mechanism (ie. it wanted to stop when you wanted it to go half the time, not good for roundabouts) but the C'eed had in Scotland was great...would buy either in a heartbeat here if offered. Great power & great mpg ...& yes had to pick up fuel with both & was not that bad either.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 3:38:02 PM

Yes
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:08:20 AM

no
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:21:12 PM

tdioiler - Please pull you pants up - your ignorance may be showing.
When A miler hits a high number 100% over EPA, you make some very uneducated ASSumptions.
When The newer NiMH batts go thru a bat purge (about once a week, the program forces them to run almost solely on bat to recycle the charge cycle. When I get a ridiculously high MPG, it is followed by a ridiculously low MPG because the purge cycle drew the bat down to a low level per software program. Your ignorance is excused, as we all make those nasty assumptions w/o searching for correct information. That gets us in a bit of trouble.
My average MPG with a Hybrid rated at 40 is about 43 and 44 actual as corrobrated at the pump. If you believe that sensible driving can't beat EPA by as much as 10 MPG, then you just made another real bad assumption.
Thanks for you interest in High MPG...
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:06:55 PM

I'm really laughing about all these hybrid people claiming better MPG than the stickers. But not 1 testing agency every go over 95% of the claimed. And the testing agency wasn't the EPA. Just spent a week in Germany discussing with other testing agencies to find out none of the MPG claims could even hit the mark. But people are spouting 10-40% BETTER???

Yeah right. BTW can I interest you in a nice bridge?
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pvdray
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 3:42:15 PM

no
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:19:25 AM

no
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:53:40 AM

I currently drive several diesel vehicles.
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conley82273
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:57:59 AM

I have a chevy Cruz diesel and love it 55 plus mpg when driving 70 to 75 mph and in my area diesel sells for about 5 to 10 cents more a gallon.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 5:40:18 AM

Yes
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 4:24:34 AM

yes.
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Jetta_Pilot
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:24:24 PM

I'm on my fourth Diesel car. 58Mpg is nothing to sneeze at !!!
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:57:37 PM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:46:44 AM

No. They stink.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:50:47 AM

No
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:39:44 AM

no
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 11:12:45 AM

yes
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:10:37 AM

No.
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:39:36 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:09:19 AM

Never.....
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 3:53:17 PM

"WOW I am impressed"
Let's see if I have this straight....
It's Wal-Mart for 5 miles...4 traffic lights..and 1 big hill.
84.6 MPG a large percentage on battery....Uh at what speed????
(Didn't get passed by any kids in their "Power-Wheels" toys did you???)

When your through patting yourself on the back... contact EPA...you may
of just came up with a way cars can get the claimed gas mileage...
Ford would love it....

I find it amusing... your infatuation with battery powered inanimate objects.

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 7/19/2014 3:53:56 PM EST]
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:00:51 PM

Attn HillBilly-AZ (AKA Diesel Jockey Extraordinaire)

I did it - I just set a new personal miler record of 84.6 MPG coming from a WalMart 5 miles away running the intermediate size 200 HP Toyota Camry Hybrid. I hit only the first of 4 traffic lights. Same altitude at start and finish. One big hill to go over in my sub. Engine did not come on (stayed on battery) until I was out of the big parking lot and thru the first red light. 10:30 AM Saturday - moderate traffic. No running in neutral or other funny tricks.

Previous record was 64 MPG. The trick? The less time you leave the car sitting and powered off in the parking lot, the greater the MPG.

So why would I want to buy and baby sit all the extra wants and needs of a turbo-diesel when I can just drive, drive, drive?
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:30:23 AM

yes
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 6:54:50 AM

No
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 9:34:17 PM

I would.
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Heavyblaze
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 9:30:33 PM

yes
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cargonotsofast
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 8:48:24 PM

yes
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MudNutZ
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 1:28:59 PM

yes
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 11:14:32 AM

No- Maybe when they become as maintenance free, quiet and fuel efficient as a gas hybrid.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 9:52:57 AM

No. Maybe when they become cost effective.
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:53:04 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 4:29:05 AM

No. They stink.
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 12:06:28 AM

Yes
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 12:04:24 AM

if it were free!
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 11:33:04 PM

I drive a diesel everyday....and I love it. I get more smiles per gallon compared to driving a boring gasser.

BTW, diesel fuel does not stink. It smells better than gas

[Edited by: mybigtruck at 7/14/2014 11:34:30 PM EST]
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 6:45:41 PM

If diesel prices would be lower...
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 4:13:25 PM

yes
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 10:26:08 AM

no
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 10:24:30 AM

yup
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 7:37:07 AM

no
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